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Walmart-Flipkart combo may hurt common enemy Amazon

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | More »

At a time when stakeholders in the Indian e-commerce industry were locked in an intense debate over who between Amazon and Flipkart will emerge the winner post the upcoming festive season, the development that the world’s largest retailer Walmart is in the process of picking up an equity stake in ...


Can Walmart and Flipkart help each other in India?

The world’s largest retailer Walmart’s acquisition of ecommerce company Jet.com has triggered speculation on whether this is the beginning of the company’s ambitious play in online retailing, a link sorely missing in its larger business plans. Also, there has been some discussion on whether wi...

16 August, 2016 | More »


Will Amazon & Alibaba be the final victors in Indian ecommerce battle?

Celebrity promoters, farcical valuations, endless chase of customers with no sign of profits in sight, imminent fund crunch and questions over growth have kept the Indian ecommerce industry in news for a while. Competition from global giants such as Amazon and Alibaba has triggered debate on whether...

4 July, 2016 | More »


Japanese e-com major Rakuten expands to Singapore

Tokyo-based Rakuten Inc, which runs the popular e-commerce platform Rakuten.com across Asia, Europe and America, has expanded to Singapore. The Singapore regional site sells jewellery & accessories, watches, women’s clothing, bags & accessories, sports and outdoors, shoes, food, and medic...

4 December, 2013 | More »

Rakuten CEO on why Pinterest is worth $1.5B

Rakuten has led a $100m funding round into Pinterest, which values the online “curation” community at around $1.5bn. The Japanese ecommerce giant won out over major US venture capital firms who were vying for a piece of Silicon Valley’s new sweetheart, which lets users clip images to a virtual...

18 May, 2012 | More »